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Nature Center interns host fish netting on Fridays

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"We go around  - with the net...," said Natalie, 8-years-old of Connecticut.

"And what did you catch?"


"It's called saiding.  We take a net and we bring it around and we catch as many creatures as we can in that one little space.  We bring it back, we let kids look at them, and we put them in the bucket," explained one intern of Sherwood Island, Arielle Sarullo of Norwalk High School.

"I caught a big one.," yelled one child

"We only walk in a ten foot radius and we end up catching a hundred fish and they are really surprised they are there.  They have no idea these fish are swimming around them," said intern Will McDonald of Westport. 

"Well the kids get to actually have hands on and they get to see what's around them," said one parent.  "Very exciting to see science come alive."

"We go through the net and find things that we know - and teach kids about, like today we found a hermit crab," said Will.

"We usually use the fish to feed other animals at the Nature Center," said Arielle. 

"We have a bunch of hermit crabs up at the Center, so we know a lot about them - so we told some kids so hopefully they learned a few things," said Will. "The Nature Center is open Wednesday to Sunday 10 - 4 - it's up on the top of the hill.  You can come for the whole day - spend a great day at the beach and see lots of animals.  It's a great two for one."  

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